Gary, I think the main advantages to SNA Server was if you had a large number of PCs connecting to your AS/400, you could offload some of the work and management of the connections over to the less expensive PC hardware. Perhaps in the "early days" it was more advatageous because you could set up one SNA session between SNA Server and OS/400 and then use SNA Server to support (theoretically) hundreds of TN5250 users on your IP network. Now the 400 supports TCP/IP and TN5250 directly. One other thing for example, SNA Server provides APPC communications support between NT applications and the 400, which you can't do natively from the Microsoft world. If you've already got a couple of machines talking directly and doing what you need, I wouldn't mess with it. -Marty +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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